Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

Bigalow's Last Smoke (9 Jun. 1985)

TV Episode   |  TV-14   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Chain smoker Frank Bigalow is imprisoned in a simulacrum of his apartment, then forced to quit smoking and punished each time he lights up.


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27 August 2008 | blanbrn
| Neat and clever. It proves a talking TV and prison type walls bring out guilt and it drives a man insane!
This "TFTD" episode titled "Bigalow's Last Smoke" has a neat idea and the concept is clever, though it doesn't really have a big ending or anything it just proves the old moral right that when a person does bad vices like smoking the guilt he feels from hearing criticism can drive them insane! Richard Romanus is Bigalow a man who's single and lives by himself in an apartment, and he's a heavy smoker then one day when he awakes and on the TV a talking man appears telling him about the dangers of his vice and it drives Bigalow to the edge as he's getting close to quitting yet fighting the temptation is hard. It's neat as the episode shows how his character feels trapped inside a prison as the apartment walls have bars behind them! It ends as an ongoing saga as soon as the smoking problem is kicked the talking voice has plans to start on the next problem! Overall good clever and neat episode not much drama or suspense to it though still it's worth a watch.


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9 June 1985



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